Ali Herring

Literary Agent

Spencerhill Associates

Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
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Bonus #MSWL. I adore adventurous space opera of all kinds. (Ex Beth Revis Across the Universe or Passengers) but really want a focus on adventure and discovering new worlds.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL MY DREAM PROJECT.

Does anyone have this???

πŸš€WAKANDA IN SPACEπŸ‘½

... not actually Wakanda (copyrights you know?) but highly-technical, gloriously deeply cultural, #ownvoices only please. Wakanda x Star Trek.

Reply here if you query me this!

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
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This GIANT SPACE rocket falling to 🌏 is making me think about people living on a far-future grimdark earth, high tech, but space junk is always falling, destroying, changing lives & fortunes, & of course there're the elite who live up above & make the mess down below. #MSWL

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

TBH, I was just thinking about A DOG's PURPOSE, and then I was all like, "oh yeah but make it YA, and smoochie, and like darkly romantic, and not about dogs, but people, and maybe the world has magic already ..." So, that's my brain.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL I think it'd be really cool to get a YA fantasy (probs with a heavy romance subplot) with reincarnation as the crux upon which the pendulum swings. Doesn't have to be set on a realistic earth. Could be a fantasy world to make the world building deeper. Either way.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL teenage angst, longing, unrequited love, confusion, completely just *missing* each other, converging class expectations maybe?, tension you could cut with knife, longing without getting, so many almost moments

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL Middle Grade Mystery w/a girl protag! Think THE INHERITANCE GAMES but for middle grade (not that exact concept; I’m just giving an example of πŸ”₯-high-concept mystery). Fast plotting. Short chapters. Chapter cliff hangers, pls. Commercial but some emotional nuance too pls!

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL A take on Red, White and Royal Blue but with rival mafia kids. Lots of adventure please.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

zoΓ« @filmsbyzoe

wait omg nicola and david yoon are so cute i’m gonna scream pic.twitter.com/okD8fRl8qO

#MSWL I would love to discover a heart-melting swoon-inducing debut author for Nicola and David’s new Joy Revolution imprint at Random Houseβ€”publishing teen love stories *by and about people of color!* If you have the kissy books for Joy Revolution, query me!!! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ“š

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL β€œClean” (for lack of a better term) contemporary YA romance with all the yummy feels.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL Someone write me a book called CARRION, just as dark & dangerous as it sounds, but w/expansive, lush world building. Epic fantasy would be cool here, an alternate, dangerous world where nothing is ever safe & little is sacred, except among a small few who carry the torch.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

Really happy to see my MIDDLE GRADE HORROR list growing with @saskwriter and @Lora013's debuts. I'm always looking for horror across the board from MG to YA to Adult, though not of the gross-out variety, but do give me eerie, tension-filled, scary with heart! #MSWL #MG #horror

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

Would love a YA I Dream of Genie meets Weird Science #MSWL. Think two high school boys end up with magic lantern, hijinks ensue. Awkward male coming of age but more heartfelt emotions, not sexed up fantasy. But super fun and funny.

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips
Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL Would really love to be considered for any authors who identify as part of the Cherokee Nation or other indigenous people. I’m proud to have several Cherokee in my lineage. Would even be open to chatting offline with these authors as they pursue publication as time permits!

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

#MSWL When I reopen in Jan 2021, I will be looking to grow my list of CATEGORY Christian & Secular romance authors for the Harlequin lines: Love Inspired, LI Suspense, Heartwarming, Intrigue & Medical, Read here SPECIFIC guidelines like word count, etc: harlequin.submittable.com/submit

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Asst. Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1. Eclectic in life & books. I πŸ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. Uses β€˜ya'll.’ Proud Atlantan.
164 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
29 Tips

This lovely young lady from Kentucky told me about "The Cornbread Mafia" today, and now all I want is a highly funny romp featuring this WILD group. #MSWL
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornbread…